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Monday, January 7, 2013 - 8:27am

Georgia Power To Shutter Plants

Updated: 1 year ago.
Georgia Power executives say they will ask state regulators for approval to shut down some operations across the state, including some coal-fired generating units. Company officials said in a statement Monday they will request approval from the Georgia Public Service Commission to decertify and retire the 15 units. (photo by mitch paradise)

Georgia Power spokesman Mark Williams says a plan to shut down 15 generating units would result in the closure of three power plants across the state.

Georgia Power announced Monday that it will request the state's public service commission to approve decertifying and retiring units at plants in Putnam, Coweta, Glynn and Chatham counties.

Williams says shutting down the units would result in the complete retirement of all the facilities except for Plant Yates, in Coweta County.

The company says several factors, including economic conditions and costs to comply with environmental regulations, contributed to the decision.

Williams says 480 employees will be impacted, and they'll be offered opportunities to retire or look for a new position within the company.

The company plans to shutter the units by April 16, 2015.

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